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Guten Abend, [gute]1 Nacht, Mit Rosen bedacht, Mit Näglein besteckt, Schlupf' unter die Deck, Morgen früh, [wenns]2 Gott will, Wirst du wieder geweckt.
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Confirmed with Achim von Arnim und Clemens Brentano, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Band 3, Stuttgart, 1979, page 304.1 Brahms: "gut' "
2 Brahms: "wenn"
- from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , "Gute Nacht, mein Kind!", appears in Des Knaben Wunderhorn, first published 1808 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Carl, Graf Nostitz , "Guten Abend, gut Nacht", published 1886 [voice and piano], from Fünfzig Lieder, no. 16, Prag, Hoffmann [text not verified]
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- by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Wiegenlied", op. 49 (Fünf Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte) no. 4 (1868), published 1868, first performed 1869 [voice and piano], Berlin, Simrock
- by Charles Edward Ives (1874 - 1954), "Wiegenlied", 1900?
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- POR Portuguese (Português) (Axel Bergstedt) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Good evening, good night", copyright ©
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Buonasera, buonanotte", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (unknown or anonymous translator)
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Bonsoir, bonne nuit", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Goedenavond, goedenacht", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2011-02-07
Line count: 6
Word count: 23
Good evening, good night, Bedecked with roses, Covered with carnations, Slip under the blanket Early tomorrow, God willing, Will you be woken again.
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- a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , "Gute Nacht, mein Kind!", appears in Des Knaben Wunderhorn, first published 1808
This text was added to the website: 2003-11-21
Line count: 6
Word count: 23